About Kat

Kat is a married mom of three kids aged 13, 4, and 2 that lives close to Birmingham, AL. She loves cats, books, cooking, hockey (especially the Chicago Blackhawks & Pittsburgh Penguins), and watching movies. She is an admitted nerd, comic book lover, action figure & barbie doll collector, blackjack dealer, beginner croupier, and all around queen of the dorks. You can reach her at everydimecounts@gmail.com to talk about product reviews, press trips, sponsorships, or brand messaging.

Khan Academy launches Pixar in a Box


Today, Pixar in a Box – a new online resource that explores the academic concepts behind Pixar Animation Studios’ creative process – goes live on KhanAcademy.org. Through a series of video lessons, interactive exercises, and hands-on activities, students will discover how the academic concepts they learn in school enable Pixar filmmakers to create new worlds, animate unique characters and tell stories through animation. Although designed especially for students in middle and high school, these resources are available to learners of all ages, … [Read more...]

Tune In 9/3 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens Global Toy Unboxing Event

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Tune into Youtube for an epic livestream Star Wars: The Force Awakens Event! Fans can tune in to watch live unboxings at home or on mobile devices, and also enjoy the latest trailers on the upcoming movie, commentary from special guests, fun product videos and demos, and footage from recent Star Wars events. This EPIC event is the first of it’s kind with Global live streaming of popular toy/gaming/unboxing channels like HobbyKidsTV & Chris Pirillo. SCROLL DOWN FOR A FULL LIST Star Wars: The Force Awakens products are set to be unveiled in … [Read more...]

Making the Switch to blu PLUS+ e-Cigs #bluPLUS


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. Readers must be 18 years of age or older. All opinions are mine alone. #bluPLUS #CollectiveBias Do you smoke? Does someone in your family? I was the lone non-smoker in my family until I married my husband who is also a non-smoker. I just never got into it. Recently I discovered that I love the way e-Cigs smell. I was standing next to a guy at a casino party I worked and his e-Cig smelled like vanilla. It was awesome. I think it’s really cool how easy it is to use e-Cigs. … [Read more...]

Monster Pretzel Rods Recipe


I think everyone I know loves pretzels. They are what my kids ask for in the grocery store and what my friends ask for when we have parties. They are apparently the perfect snack while doing anything at all. Who knew? Salt lovers like me. I originally thought this recipe would be for Minions Pretzel Rods since I already have a recipe for Minions Pretzel Bark and Minions Fun Dip but I decided they looked like monsters instead. So here is a cute and easy Monster Pretzel Rods Recipe for your next party. Halloween is coming up (yes it totally is!) and I … [Read more...]

Box Tops for Education- Why Haven’t I Done This Before?


I think everyone in America has seen the Box Tops for Education on General Mills products at the grocery store. They're ubiquitous- every time I go grocery shopping I see the logo on the cereals we eat and the granola bars I pack for snacks. But it never really sunk in that this is a great way for schools until the start of this school year- there's a whole lot I didn't know about the program!   Did you know that Box Tops for Education provides money directly to your school? Box tops are worth $.10 each! It's one of the biggest school … [Read more...]

The Path by Tawdra Kandle – Release Day Info

Summer's almost over, but there's still time for #OneLastBeachRead. And you're in luck because the perfect way to end the summer is now live and available everywhere! THE PATH Abby Donavan came to the small beach community of Crystal Cove to start over. After a painful affair broke her heart and derailed her burgeoning career, taking over management for the just-opened bed-and-breakfast was the safe choice. In this sleepy town, Abby figured she could bury her memories and forget the pain. When the chance to have her own hotel falls into her … [Read more...]


tomorrowland, george clooney, britt roberson

Dreamers Wanted…Disney invites you to an incredible world of epic imagination where anything is possible.  Buckle your seat belt, as the director of The Incredibles takes your family on an action-packed thrill ride. Tomorrowland transports you on an inspiring and magical journey of wonder and adventure to a place where if you can dream it, you can do it. Own it on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) October 13! I cant wait for it to come out! I am very excited for my family to see it. You can pre-order this … [Read more...]

Minions Pretzel Bark Recipe

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Everyone has been just crazy over the new Minions movie lately. I even posted a delicious Minions Fun Dip Recipe a few weeks ago in honor of it. Now I am back with more! I have been out of the office for awhile for family stuff but I wanted to share this yummy, fun, awesome Minions Pretzel Bark Recipe with everyone before summer was completely over. I know how much I love bark recipes. I have a round up of 15 Delectable Bark Recipes on my blog that I am going to have to add this new one to.  I hope this is something that everyone finds easy to make. … [Read more...]

Staying Safe Online with F-Secure Freedome! #PrivacyIsNoGame


Last week I posted about a fabulous new security product called Freedome which protects your online surfing and activity across all your devices- phone, tablet, computer.  It provides the average internet user with the expert tools that savvy surfers use to protect their online presence and their Wi-Fi connections regardless of where they connect or how they surf.  It keeps your surfing private and untraceable, removes geo-restrictions on your online activity, protects you on public Wi-Fi connections, and blocks bad apps and harmful sites. You can … [Read more...]

I’m Going to SOFABU On the Road in Atlanta #SoFabUOTR

I am writing this post in exchange for a discounted conference ticket to SoFabU on the Road; however, all opinions are mine and mine alone. #CollectiveBias   I have been a member of Social Fabric for many years and I feel like I learn something new and awesome about blogging with every campaign I do with them. They started doing online classes which are super amazing. I learned so much about photography with one class I took from them that I feel like I need to go back and fix four years worth of pictures. SO when I heard that they … [Read more...]